|Author:||Middleton, Richard, d. 1641.|
|Title:||The carde and compasse of life. Containing many passages, fit for these times. And directing all men in a true, Christian, godly and ciuill course, to arriue at the blessed and glorious harbour of heauen.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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The carde and compasse of life. Containing many passages, fit for these times. And directing all men in a true, Christian, godly and ciuill course, to arriue at the blessed and glorious harbour of heauen.
Middleton, Richard, d. 1641.
London: Printed by W. S[tansby] for Walter Burre, and are to be sold at his shop in Pauls Church-yard, 1613.
Dedication signed: Rich. Middleton.
Printer's name from STC.
Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library.
Christian life -- Early works to 1800.
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
To the most Heroicall and worthie Prince, CHARLES, heire apparant to the Crowne of Great BRITAINE.
The Contents of this Booke.
THE CARDE AND COMPASSE OF LIFE.
MEDITATION. I. A Meditation on the foure last things; Death, Iudgement, Hell, and Glo∣rie. To restraine sinne, and increase pietie.
MEDITATION II. The second Meditation is of the last Iudgement.
MEDITATION. III. Of Hell.
MEDITATION. IIII. Of Coelestiall glorie.
Of true Wisdome, what it is and wherein it consists,
3 Of the pleasures of the bodie.
4 Of things concerning the endow∣ments of the mind.
5. Of Religion.
6 Of Charitie.
7 Of Conuersation.
8 How to vse all sorts of men.
9 How to behaue a mans selfe towards himselfe.
10 Of a Prince, and his whole deport∣ment. in 57. Aphorismes.
11 Of the things that preserue Kingdoms.
12 Of thinges that ruine Re∣publiques.
13. Prognostiques of the anger and scourge of God, or of the finall Periods of King∣domes and States, to be at hand.
That Conuersions and Ruines of Kingdome may be knowne before hand; not by A∣podicticall and demostratiue neces∣sitie, but by Topicall pro∣bability.
Why men are so blinde and senselesse, that hauing such grieuous regnant sinnes a∣mongst them, for which all Ages were scourged, yet they do not fore∣see their owne ruine and Gods wrath.
The twelue weapons for the Spirituall bat∣tell, euer to be had in memorie when the desire of Sinning tempts man.
The twelue conditions of a true louer, whereby to know in what degree of the loue of God we stand.
The twelue abuses of the World.
Of Contemplation, what it is, wherein it consists, and how worthie a Worke it is for a Prince, and also for eue∣rie good Christian.
23. The fruitfull Admonition of Isocrates to Demonicus.
The Institution and Descrip∣tion of a good Prince, from the Panegyricke of C. Plinius to Traian the Em∣perour.
CHAP. I. Of a good Prince, and who he is.
CHAP. 11. The manners of a good Prince.
CHAP. III. Election of a good Prince.
CHAP IIII. His Actions in generall.
CHAP. V. The authoritie of a good Prince.
CHAP. VI. The Exchequer of a good Prince.
CHAP. VII. Ʋnder a good Prince, what kind of Counsailers.
CHAP. VIII. Of a Tyrant: and who he is.